Collection Systems Seminar

Our popular two-day Collection Systems Seminar includes everything from basic math to how a bucket machine is used to clean large diameter pipelines.  We spice up the day with video clips demonstrating smoke testing, a less than friendly alligator, hydrojetting nozzles, and much more.  Our collection systems seminar is a great introduction to the industry for new employees and a good refresher for those taking certification exams.

Dates for 2017 to be Determined

Two Full Days - $300

We've Expanded the Collections Workshop to Two Days!

Topics for this two-day seminar include Collection Math, Collection System Basics, Pumps, Lift Stations, Trenching and Shoring, and Collection System Maintenance including Point Repairs. The heart of this class consists of nearly four hours of discussion on inspection, testing, and cleaning of gravity sewer lines.  The inspect, clean, and test portion of the seminar introduces technologies that participants may not have direct experience with such as rodding and bucket machines and smoke testing.

The course follows the general outline of Volume I of the Operation and Maintenance of Wastewater Collection Systems book published by the USEPA and Office of Water Programs; more commonly known as one of the Sacramento Manuals.

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Meet the Instructors

Sidney InnerebnerSidney Innerebner has over 20 years of experience as a trainer with 14 of those years specifically geared to water and wastewater training. Sidney is an adjunct professor at the Colorado School of Mines and has been an invited trainer at the Leadville School, Boulder School, and Fundamentals Short School for many years. She holds an A wastewater license and an A industrial wastewater license in Colorado and has served as the ORC for three wastewater plants. Sidney is the vice-chair for the Water Environment Federation Plant Operations and Maintenance Committee. Resume attached.


Josh Baile head shotJoshua Baile is an Environmental Consultant with over 20 years of experience in utility and resource management with a strong focus on water and wastewater treatment, financial performance, regulatory compliance, planning and contract management and operator training. He has extensive experience in the operation, maintenance, and management of public works facilities and infrastructures. He holds certification as a class "A" water treatment operator; distribution and collection class "4" in the State of Colorado. He is an energetic and highly qualified facilitator who prides himself on empowering water system operators - instilling pride, professionalism, and passion in the owners and operators being trained. He started HYDROLYSIS in the fall of 2010 to provide technical, managerial, and financial support and expertise to the water and wastewater community. Much of that includes training related to compliance and operational issues.

Training Units for 2016

The Collections Seminar is APPROVEDfor Training Units in Colorado.  Training Unit approval number 16-OS-0077.  Please refer to the following table to determine how many TUs can be obtained from successfully completing this course.

Training Units by Topic Area Length, hrs W WW I C D
     Collection System Basics  1.5       0.15  
      Pumps  1.5 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15
     Collection Systems Math  1.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
     Odor Control  0.5   0.05 0.05 0.05  
     Confined Space Entry  1.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
     Sewer Inspection Methods  1.5       0.15  
     Lift Stations  1.5       0.15  
     Trenching and Shoring  1.5       0.15 0.15
     Point Repairs and CIP  1.5       0.15  
     Managing SSOs  0.5       0.05  
     Collection Systems Maintenance  2.0       0.20  
Collections Total  14 0.35 0.40 0.40 1.40 0.50

Reserve a Space

To reserve a place in one of the seminars, please complete the form below.  Registration fees vary depending on the course. Lunch and snack breaks are included.  Seminars are scheduled to start at 8:15 am and run until 5:30 pm each day.

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